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his mind. In the opinion of every person of taste and knowledge that I have converfed with, it has been greatly heightened; and I will venture to predict, that this fpecimen of the colloquial talents and extemporaneous effufions of my illuftrious fellow-traveller will become still more valuable, when, by the lapse of time, he shall have become an ancient ; when all those who can now bear teftimony to the tranfcendent powers of his mind, fhall have paffed away; and no other memorial of this great and good man shall remain, but the following Journal, the other anedotes and letters preferved by his friends, and those incomparable works, which have for many years been in the highest eftimation, and will be read and admired as long as the English language fhall be fpoken or understood.

LONDON, 15th Aug. 1786.

J. B.

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August 28. Fort George. Sir Adolphus Oughton. Conteft between Warburton and Lowth. Dinner at Sir Eyre Coote's. Arabs and English foldiers compared. The Stage. Mr. Garrick, Mrs. Cibber, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Clive. Inverness. 109 August 29. Macbeth's Caftle. Incorrectnefs of writers of Travels. Coinage of new words. Dr. Johnson's "Dictionary.

116

August 30. Dr. Johnson on horse-back. A Highland hut. Fort Auguftus. Governour Trapaud. 119 August 31. Anoch. Emigration. Goldfaith. Poets and foldiers compared. Life of a failor. Landlord's daughter at Anoch. September 1. Glenfheal. The Macraas. Dr. Johnson's anger at being left for a little while by the authour on a wild plain. Wretched inn at Glenelg. Dr. Johnson relents. Ifle of Sky. Armi

September 2.

dale,

123

128

136

September 3. Colonel Montgomery, now Earl of Eg

lintoune.

138

140

September 4. Ancient Highland Enthusiasm. September 5. Sir James Macdonald's epitaph and laft letters to his mother. Dr. Johnfon's Latin ode on the Ifle of Sky. Ifaac Hawkins Browne. September 6. Corrichatachin. Highland hofpitality, and Dr. Johnson's Latin ode to Mrs. Thrale.

mirth.

ibid.

145

Dr.

148

September 7. Uneafy ftate of dependence on the weather. State of those who live in the country. McPherson's Differtations. Second Sight. September 8. Rev. Mr. Donald M'Queen.

Mr. Mal

colm M'Cleod. Sail to Rafay. Fingal. Elegant and gay entertainment at Rafay. September 9. Antiquity of the family of Rafay. of infidelity.

September 10.
Mallet.

Homer.

150 Cure

157

Survey of the island of Rafay. Bentley.
Hooke. Duchefs of Marlborough.

Hooke.

159

September

September 11. Heritable jurifdictions. Infular life. The

Laird of M'Cleod.

September 12.

Sail to Portree.

168

Dr. Johnfon's difcourfe on death. Letters from Lord Elibank to Dr. Johnson and the authour. Dr. Johnfon's answer. Ride to Kingsburgh. Flora Macdonald. 170 September 13. Diftreffes and escape of the grandfon of King James II. Arrive at Dunvegan. 178 September 14. Importance of the chastity of women. Dr. Cadogan. Whether the Practice of authours is neceffary to enforce their Doctrines. mour acquirable.

Good hu

206

210

September 15. Sir George McKenzie. Mr. Burke's wit, knowledge, and eloquence. September 16. Dr. Johnfon's hereditary melancholy. His minute knowledge in various arts. Apology for the authour's ardour in his purfuits. Dr. Johnfon's imaginary feraglio. Polygamy. September 17. Cunning. Whether great abilitics are neceffary to be wicked. Temple of the Goddess Anaitis. Family portraits. Records not confulted by old English hiftorians Mr. Pennant's Tours criticised.

212

216

· September 18 Ancient refidence of a Highland Chief. Languages the pedigree of nations. Laird of the Ifle of Muck.

222

227

September 19. Choice of a wife. Women an overmatch for men. Lady Grange in St. Kilda. Poetry of favages. French Literati. Prize-fighting, French and English foldiers. Duelling. September 20. Change of London manners. Laziness cenfured. Landed and traded intereft compared. Gratitude confidered. September 21. Defcription of Dunvegan. Lord Lovat's Pyramid. Ride to Ulinifh. Phipps's Voyage to

the North Pole

September 22.

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